Purpose. Here we come 2011!

In an earlier post, I wrote a bit about my experience in business school, and how I felt about the cubicle approach to employee relations. Now, what I find exciting is the swing to bringing greater PURPOSE to work environments as a greater motivator than even money. This great RSAnimate Studios video explores PURPOSE’s place in the work place, and, how science (not ‘socialist’ theory) proves that money can, in fact, produce the opposite in the traditional ‘reward good behavior, punish bad behavior’ scenario taught to parents and managers alike.

Most hopeful, for 2011, is how PURPOSE can transform our work environments, and, maybe, even our world. If people are happier and more fulfilled, their interactions are positive.

Don’t take my word for it, take a gander at the video filled with evidence from the world’s leading economists who studied the phenomena themselves!


With Purpose in mind, here’s to wishing you all a happy and joyous New Year!


At the end of the Holidays, Orchid Still Life, 2010. Photo by Catherine Herrera.



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